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Quality ControlJurassic 5 flexed serious old-to-the-new muscles in the '90s,
beginning with their independently released single
"Unified Rebelution" in 1994, and book-ending with their stellar debut
full-length: 2000's Quality Control. They walked a tightrope between
underground and mainstream hip-hop, and toured alongside rap peers
as well as punk rockers on the Vans Warped Tour.
With double the pleasure of your average hip-hop group - two DJs and
producers (Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark); and four MCs (Chali 2na,
Akil, Marc 7 and Zaakir aka Soup) - they brought the late 1970s
"unison MC" style of pioneering groups like the Fantastic 5 and the
Force MCs to a new generation. Even more surprisingly, they did so out
of Los Angeles, whose hip-hop flavors generally leaned towards
Gangsta, G-Funk or Electro lines. Musically inventive and lyrically
forward-thinking, each song on Quality Control is a new adventure,
exploring engaging territory, delivered via one of the best live hip-hop
shows fans had seen in years.
From singles like the strutting groove of the title track to the throwback
doo-wop samples on "The Influence" and the catchy, keyboard
groove-driven "World of Entertainment (WOE Is Me)," to deeper album
tracks like the lyrical gymnastics of "Jurass Finish First" and the
thought-provoking "Lausd," Jurassic 5 consistently stepped to the
plate and their fans responded in kind, nearly pushing the album to
Gold status. Add the innovative DJ-and-sample workout which closes
out the album, "Swing Set," and you have one of the 2000s' most
unique and solid full-length platters.1. How We Get Along
2. The Influence
3. Great Expectations
4. Quality Control Intro
5. Quality Control
8. World Of Entertainment (WOE Is Me)
9. Monkey Bars
10. Jurass Finish First
13. The Game
15. Swing Set$27.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Power In NumbersTwo years after Jurassic 5's debut album, Control, proved that B-boy-oriented retro-rap doesn't have to be corny, the group released their third studio album (second on a major label) Power In Numbers. Jurassic 5's sophomore offering does a good job at extending their sound. Continuing with its Respect The Classics campaign, Universal Music reissues this classic back on standard weight black vinyl for the first time in almost 10 years.LP 1
1. This Is
3. If You Only Knew
6. A Day At The Races
7. Remember His Name
8. What's Golden
1. Thin Line
2. After School Special
3. High Fidelity
4. Sum Of Us
6. One Of Them
8. I Am Somebody
9. Acetate Prophets$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Bizarre Ride IIBizarre Ride II the Pharcyde" is the debut album from The Pharcyde. Released in late 1992, the album was hailed
by critics and rap fans alike. Produced entirely by J-Swift with easily some of the tightest and most inventive beats
of the era, "Bizarre Ride" features only one guest appearance, provided by little known Los Angeles rapper
Buckwheat (who would become known as "Bucwheed" from The Wascals). Released during the dominant Gangsta
Rap era of the West Coast, the music was described as "refreshing" due to its playful, light-hearted humor and lush,
jazzy production. Along with albums like "To Whom it May Concern " by Freestyle Fellowship, and "I Wish My
Brother George Was Here" by Del tha Funkee Homosapien, "Bizarre Ride" helped establish a new alternative scene
on the West Coast followed by artists such as Hieroglyphics, The Coup and Jurassic 5.
The album featured four singles, all of which were accompanied by music videos. The group's debut single, "Ya
Mama", originally released in 1991, was the song that landed the group their record deal, but it failed to reach any
Billboard singles chart. Their first major exposure came with the release of the album's second single, "Passing Me
By". The song became the group's biggest crossover hit and is now considered a classic Hip Hop single. The
album's third single, "4 Better or 4 Worse", was released in mid-1993 and featured the stoner song "Pack the Pipe"
and the throwback track "Return of the B-Boy" as its B-Side. The final single, the SlimKid solo track "Otha Fish",
was released in late 1993.
The album was certified gold in 1996, and it's stature has only grown since with the release constantly appearing
on Best Of lists such as the 100 Best Rap albums by The Source, Top 100 Favorite Records of The 90s by Pitchfork
and Rolling Stone's Top 25 Hip Hop Albums as listed by Chris Rock.1. 4 Better Or 4 Worse (Interlude)
2. Oh Shit!
3. It's Jigaboo Time (Skit)
4. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
5. I'm That Type Of Nigga
6. If I Were President (Skit)
7. Soul Flower (Remix)
8. On The D.L.
9. Pack The Pipe (Interlude)
11. Ya Mama
12. Passin' Me By
13. Otha Fish
14. Quinton's On The Way (Skit)
15. Pack The Pipe
16. Return Of The B-Boy$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The PlatformOn the West Coast, gangsta rap held sway in hip-hop as the 21st century began. The alternative and conscious rap music of the early-to-mid-90s had all but faded into the underground. The scene was set for a comeback, perhaps as a backlash to the perceived violence and misogyny of gangsta rap's content. Leading the resurgence of alternative hip-hop were groups like Jurassic 5, and recent signees to Capitol Records; a West coast trio that had been building steam underground since the early 90s called Dilated Peoples.
Anticipation was high for the release of the debut album from Evidence, Rakaa, and DJ Babu. (Of the influential turntablist collective Beat Junkies.) When The Platform arrived in May of 2000 it was met with critical and underground acclaim, as well as affording Dilated Peoples their first Billboard chartings. It featured a back-to-basics sound with a heavy debt to the old-school hip-hop ethos, the kind of sound that harkened back to the early days of legends like De La Soul & A Tribe Called Quest. Hits like No Retreat and The Platform were bolstered by Evidence & Rakaa's subtle, abstract wit, and swift, adroit wordplay, while DJ Babu provided production chops and dextrous scratches. On The Platform, the trio was joined by the likes of B-Real, Tha Alkoholiks, Everlast, Planet Asia, and many more providing guest vocals, while boasting guest production from The Alchemist & Kut Masta Kurt, among others.
Since its 2000 release this influential record, which heralded the return of alternative hip-hop, has never seen a vinyl reissue. With that, Get On Down-always on top of giving the greatest hip-hop albums their due is proud to present this re-release of The Platform. The rhymes are still fresh, the production is still pristine, and the album is now back on vinyl for the first time in 17 years.LP 1
1. So May I Introduce You
2. The Platform
3. No Retreat
5. Right On
6. The Main Event
8. Ear Drums Pop
1. Years In The Making
3. Expanding Man
4. The Last Line Of Defense
5. Triple Optics
6. The Shape Of Things To Come
7. Work The Angles
8. Ear Drums Pop (Remix)$27.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Head Up HighWith a career spanning over 18 years and with millions of album sold worldwide, Morcheeba return with their 8th studio album - Head Up High due for release in 2013 via [PIAS] Recordings. The follow up to 2010's Blood Like Lemonade sees the band enlist Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), James Petralli (White Denim), Rizzle Kicks, Ana Tijoux and Nature Boy highlighting the magnitude of their career and influence on a wide variety of artists old and new.1. Gimme Your Love
2. Face Of Danger
3. Call it Love
4. Under the Ice
5. I'll Fall Apart
6. Make Believer
7. Release Me Now
8. To Be
10. To The Grave
11. Do You Good
12. Finally Found You
13. Whirlwind$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Afterparty BabiesMy dad said I was an after party baby. This goes out to all the accidents out there. Keep on making mistakes - Cadence Weapon. Rollie Pemberton, a.k.a. Cadence Weapon, is back, firmly establishing his legacy as a pioneer in a passionate crusade to push the envelopes of rap and electronic music. This ANTI debut delves into the friends and feelings, crews and club nights, hometowns and heroes, media and fashion, generated by Cadence's precocious career to date, all surrounded by punishing electronic dance jams. Cadence has played shows with Spank Rock, Lady Sovereign, Jurassic 5, TTC, New Pornographers, Final Fantasy, and De La Soul. RIYL: Aesop Rock, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, Busdriver.1. Do I Miss My Friends?
2. InSearch of the Youth Crew
3. True Story
4. Limited Edition OJ Slammer
5. Juliann Wilding
6. Real Estate
7. Messages Matter
8. Your Hair's Not Clothes!
9. Tattoos (And What They Really Feel Like)
10. The New Fashion
11. Getting Dumb
12. House Music
13. Unsuccessful Club Nights
14. We Move Away$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Litmus TestCut Chemists Litmus Test is a self-mixed retrospective showcasing one of the 1990s great DJ/producers repertoire.
Originally released in 2004, the album ushered in his solo era as a precursor to his Warner Brothers debut release
The Audience Is Listening.
A mix of selected productions/mixes Cut Chemist had done to date - some for hire, some for pleasure, and many for
the group hed become famous with, Jurassic 5. This compilation is a good snapshot of his career, and makes one
realize the level of talent that was quietly lurking behind the turntables in J5 - from his work with retro-funk label
Now Again (Bunkys Pick) to backpack Hip Hop kids Ugly Duckling to futuristic complex rappers Blackalicious
and bedroom cut-up exercises in Lesson 6, Cut Chemist made a case that established his legacy as one of the
greats of the era, expertly segueing and blending a catalogue of his own compositions, ending up with a new album,
which turns out to be a real solid listen.
For fans of: DJ Shadow, Edan, Q-Bert, Jurassic 5, Quannum, The Roots, Stones Throw Records and the Cut-Up genre.No Track Listing Available.$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Second AlbumBack in 1995, Bay Area rap was at the big-ballin' peak of the mobb music craze, LA was chronically gripped in a G-funk indo smoke haze, Atlanta was
enjoying its Southernplayalistic days, and NYC was entering a shiny-suit phase. There was no frame of reference for two lyrical emcees experimenting
with the tonality and resonance of rhyme patterns. This was uncharted territory. The pairing of Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker into Latyrx was an accident, LB recalls. Both emcees were solo artists, but when LB heard the pre-Endtroducing DJ Shadow beat which would become Latyrx' eponymous debut single, his reaction was, Oh my God, I gotta get on this.
Latyrx was a syllabic tour de force which began with two dissonant voices -- one gruff and bassy, the other higher-pitched and trebly, both hella fluid -- it
transmogrified into a harmonic convergence of doubled verses simultaneously assaulting eardrums. Undeniably, it was great... but weird. It was ill,
Lateef recalls. We really felt like we had something unlike anyone else had done, he adds. Latyrx' first and thusfar, only, full-length, 1997's Latyrx: the Album, set the tone for what Solesides and Quannum would do, LB recalls, while 1998's Muzappers Re-Mixes EP spawned one of the only feminist-affirming club bangers in hip-hop history, Lady Don't Tek No.
Though Latyrx never officially broke up, after Muzappers, both members followed their chosen paths to considerable solo success. Yet no matter how
much acclaim each attained individually, the notion of someday making another Latyrx record was always present. It's probably the number one thing I
got asked about in my career, LB says. 16 years (!) after the release of Latyrx: the Album, LB and Lateef have finally answered the prayers of long-starved fans who have begged, pleaded and, by now, tweeted about the possibilities of a reunion. An impromptu Latyrx set at a 2010 Jazz Mafia concert at San Francisco's Mezzanine led to an
appearance at 2011's Outside Lands festival, Google's Summer Concert Series (they were the first ever hip-hop act to perform) and a last minute
appearance as part of HITRECORD At The Movies -- a unique film and music traveling showcase curated and hosted by actor and artist Joseph Gordon-
Most recently the duo have performed at the Wintersalt Festival in San Francisco last December and toured the United States with super funk group,
Galactic. Having just released a brand new EP titled 'DISCONNECTION' late last year, LB & Lateef are hard at work on the proper follow up to their debut album, a
new record aptly titled, 'THE SECOND ALBUM'.
Featuring a long list of producers and special guests, the album credits read like a music festival with artists from Tune Yards and Forrest Day to
Blackalicious and The Decemberists stepping in to help create one of the most highly anticipated records of all time. What Latyrx brings to the table is a technical difficulty level rare these days in hip-hop and matched only by a few groups in the genre's entire history: Run -DMC, Jurassic 5, Blackstar, Freestyle Fellowship. Their challenging, intricate back-and forth arrangements evoke a lyrical version of bebop, with layer
upon layer of rhythmic syncopation and vocal patterning constantly pushing the envelope.
We have a good chemistry and it's kind of unique, Lateef says. We step up each others' game content, and both of us push each other in the originality
department. What we've talked about is very simply, picking up where we left off, LB explains. The return of Latyrx stands as Very Good News for true hip-hop fans,
lyrical aficionados, boom-bap beatniks, urban bohemians, wee tots in Reeboks, and Muzappers of all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages.1. Arrival [prod. by Jel of Anticon]
2. It's Time [feat. Zion I, prod. by Amp Live]
3. Reload [prod. by Jel of Anticon]
4. Exclamation Point [feat. Forrest Day, prod. by Forrest Day]
5. Deliberate Jibberish [prod. by tUnE-yArDs]
6. Close Your Eyes [feat. Busdriver, prod. by Antonionian]
7. Nebula's Eye [feat. 1-O.A.K. & Joyo Velarde, prod. by G-Koop & O-Man]
8. The Power of Rumor (Leonard Is Lost) [prod. by Adam Theis and Lyrics Born]
9. Watershed Moment [feat. The Gift of Gab of Blackalicious, prod. by tUnE-yArDs]
10. Sometimes Why? [prod. by Chris Funk of The Decemberists]
11. Every Man For Himself [feat. Joyo Velarde, prod. by Future People]
12. Electric Chair [feat. Corey Glover of Living Colour, prod. by Kaveh Rastegar & Jeremy Ruzumna]
13. Gorgeous Spirits (Aye, Let's Go!) [prod. by The Bangerz]$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Seven Years In Tibet Soundtrack180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
First Pressing Of 1,000 Individually Numbered Copies On Snow White Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
Includes 4-Page Booklet With Track Listing, Credits, And Photos From The Movie
PVC Protective Sleeve
Music By John Williams, Cello Solos By Yo-Yo Ma
First Time On Vinyl
Seven Years In Tibet is the 1997 American war drama film based on the same-titled book written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer on his experiences in Tibet.
In the film, the main characters Heinrich Harrer and Peter Aufschnaiter, played by Brad Pitt and David Thewlis, are mountaineering in British India (now Pakistan) and their German citizenship results in their imprisonment by the British in a camp at the Himalayan foothills. They escape prison and flee to Tibet where Harrer befriends the 14th Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama becomes one of his tutors, as well as a close friend.
The music of Seven Years in Tibet is composed by American film composer John Williams. He has won 5 Academy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, 7 BAFTA Awards, and 21 Grammy Awards for his musical work.
With a career spanning over six decades he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history, to many of the highest-grossing films of all-time, including Jaws, the Star Wars series, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones series, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List and the first three Harry Potter films.
Classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma is featured on the title theme and on most of the instrumental tracks plus there are several tantric excerpts from the Tibetan Gyuto Monks.LP 1
1. Seven Years In Tibet From Seven Years In Tibet
2. Young Dalai Lama And Ceremonial Chant
3. Leaving Ingrid
4. Peter's Rescue
5. Harrer's Journey
6. The Invasion
1. Approaching The Summit
2. Palace Invitation
3. Heinrich's Odyssey
4. Quiet Moments
5. Regaining A Son
6. Seven Years In Tibet (Reprise)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Jurassic Shift (Out of Stock)Colored Vinyl
One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK's festival scene, the Ozrics layer ambient and ethereal landscapes with freeform dub trips, incredible rave grooves and psychedelic progressive rock. It's an open exploration of music and the soul. For over 25 years, the Ozrics have experienced the vicissitudes of the rock and roll life. The band has flourished through a number of line-up changes, spawned several side projects, created their own record label, put out close to 25 albums, scored a hit record and sold over a million albums world-wide. And yet, the basic motivation behind the band's existence has never wavered.
their signature blend of hippy aesthetics and raver electronics with spiraling guitars, textured waves of keyboard and midi samplers, and supergroovy bass and drum rhythms continues to delight fans across the world to this day.
Jurassic Shift was the fourth proper release from the band and the first album to be recorded in their own studio the Mill. the album reached #11 in the UK national chart when it was released in 1993. This LP edition is pressed on coloured heavyweight (180 gram) vinyl. It is accompanied by a bonus 7" single.1. Sun Hair
3. Feng Shui
4. Half Light in Thillai
5. Jurassic Shift
7. Train Oasis
8. Vita Voom$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 7 Vinyl Single - Sealed Temporarily out of stock